SSL console, tracks grouping, drums, percussion, kick & bass line processing
Delay & reverb units, piano EQ, filtering, synth pad, ITB vs. console workflow, guitars
Vocal chain, effects, limiting, low end, monitoring, stem printing for new ITB session
Bounce comparison, BV treatment, Neve vs. SSL saturation, gain structure, mix recap
Not A Bad Thing
Join us at Larrabee Sound Studios for a series on mixing 'Not a Bad Thing' by Justin Timberlake! With the Pro Tools multi-track session running through a SSL 9080 XL K-Series console, the renowned mix engineer Jimmy Douglass reveals his techniques employed on many chart-topping urban records. Using a combination of hardware and plug-ins, Douglass imparts his methods for treating drums, percussion, piano, synth pads, bass lines, guitars, and vocals. You'll see how he combines outboard and 'in the box' EQ, compression, limiting, reverb, delay, and more to build a polished mix. Aside from such demonstrations, Jimmy discusses a number of important topics that includes monitoring, analog vs. digital workflow, judging low end, console saturation, headroom, and gain structure.
About Jimmy Douglass
During Jimmy Douglass’ career as a mixer, producer and engineer, he has worked with legendary acts like Aretha Franklin, Hall & Oates, Foreigner, Led Zeppelin, AC/DC, The Rolling Stones, and Roxy Music and as well as modern artists like Aaliyah, Missy Elliot, Ginuwine, Jay-Z, Sean Paul, Kanye West, Ludacris, and Justin Timberlake. Douglass also has a long-standing association with legendary producer Timbaland, and has won four Grammy Awards. Douglass began his career at Atlantic Records Studios...